David Wilk is a Founding Member of the Four Day Weekend Comedy Theater. Born in Tulsa OK, Dave is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Chicago.
In addition to having performed more than 5,000 live shows, Dave also travels nationally and internationally emceeing and keynote speaking for corporate clients. His client list reads like a “who’s who” of the fortune 500.
You may (or may not) recognize Dave from one of his many national commercial campaigns including Dish Network, Rent-A-Center, Papa Johns, Charles Schwab and Rold Gold Pretzels. Dave has appeared in many films you’ve never seen.
Dave and Four Day Weekend recently were invited to be a Keynote Presenter at the United States Congress Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Cambridge, MD. They received a standing ovation and met President Barack Obama. Always eager to be equal and fair, the next year he and Four Day shared the stage with former President George W. Bush on September 11, 2012 in Las Vegas.
In 2012, Dave and Four Day Weekend were given a great honor when Mayor Mike Moncrief presented them the Key to the City of Fort Worth for being “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors”.
Dave co-created and sold a half-hour television comedy pilot to 20th Century Fox. He and his Four Day Weekend colleagues just published their first book entitled, The Art of ImproviZEN. The book blends the tenets of improvisation with the principles of Zen, creating a road map to communicate effectively and marry creativity and commerce for a harmonious work environment. (If you ask him, he’ll probably give you a copy. He’ll definitely give you a copy. There’s a good chance he’ll force you to take a copy)
In the spring of 2013, Dave completed writing his corporate bio. Boy, is he full of himself!
**2016-2017 Entrepreneurs in Residence, The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University**
**2014 Small Business of the Year – FW Chamber of Commerce**
**Recipient of the Key to the City of Fort Worth, “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors”**
**Winner of Best Entertainment Experience in Texas 2013 – Official Best Of**
**Winner of the 2012 Texas Star Award for “Best Entertainment” – ISES**
David Ahearn has been the host of Four Day Weekend Comedy since its inception in 1997. He has performed more than 5,000 shows as host and he travels around the country as master of ceremonies for Fortune 500 events and as a keynote speaker teaching the improvisational technique and philosophy of “yes, and” which focuses on collaboration, adaptability and the art of co-creation.
Throughout his career Ahearn, along with Four Day Weekend, has delivered a “Yes, And” keynote address for the Democratic Issues Conference for The United States Congress, performed for two United States’ Presidents, was a finalists in Clear Channel’s Entrepreneurs of the Year for small businesses, been awarded the key to the city by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief for being “The city’s greatest ambassadors” and has been awarded the prestigious ISES Award (International Special Events Society) for “Best Entertainment.”
Four Day Weekend has also been named “Small Business of the Year” by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
David is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the esteemed Neeley School of Business at TCU and he recently co-authored “Happy Accidents, The Transformative Power of ‘Yes, and’ at work and in life” which is available at Amazon.com.
Ahearn travels the world sharing the amazing and enriching philosophy of “Yes, and” and the power that it can bring to your life. For interest in hiring David contact (817) 226-4DAY.
Frank Ford has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for the last 25 years and is one of the founding members and owner of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas. He has also studied at the renowned Second City Conservatory in Chicago and taught advanced improvisation classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center.
As a professional actor, Frank has appeared in numerous commercial spots, television shows and films. In addition, he has received critical-acclaim for his original comedy revues, comedy album, short films and acting roles.
Over the years, Frank has been recognized for his writing, including the sale of an original television comedy to 20th Century FOX. Also, Frank has recently finished writing a feature film, which was a Top-10 finalist in the Final Draft “Big Break” screenwriting contest. Currently, he is in the process of publishing his first book entitled, Happy Accidents, which teaches people how use the philosophy of improvisation in a positive way to enrich their lives.
In addition to performing in over 5,000 shows and working with Fortune 500 companies throughout the world, Frank is also a very popular keynote presenter on the speaker circuit.
Troy Grant is thrilled to be back in Texas performing with Four Day Weekend. Originally from Ft. Worth, Troy spent 14 years as a working actor in Los Angeles. You may have seen him in national commercials for Toyota, AT&T, McDonalds, Verizon, Lowes, HBOGo, Burger King, and many others. Troy was thrilled to book a small part in Jersey Boys, in which he got to meet and work with his hero Clint Eastwood. Troy studied improvisation at Second City in Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Troy is represented by LMTalent in Texas and SBV in Los Angeles.
Troy is also an award-winning Director and producer. He is excited about leading 4Day Creative into new directions. Let Troy’s 20 years of film experience help bring your project home.
Daniel Matthews has been performing improv for 10 years. He has been through the improv and sketch programs at the Dallas Comedy House as well as workshops and intensives at iO. Daniel is a freelance puppeteer working on projects for Chuck E Cheese and Lumindeo.org.
Richie Lunsford is a former Four Day Weekend student who went on to become a teacher at 4Day’s Training Center. He is now a cast member of Four Day Weekend’s main stage show and also serves as the director of the Dallas location, Four Day Weekend East.
Paul Kolker is a performer from Dallas, TX with more than 15 years of experience. He began improvisational comedy in high school in 2002, continued at Texas A&M, and graduated from the improvisation program at Dallas Comedy House in 2012. He is represented by The Linicomn Agency.
Todd Upchurch has been performing and teaching improv for more than 20 years. He has received training from Chicago’s Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theater. Todd has numerous commercial, radio, and TV credits to his name. Todd is represented by Mary Collins Agency.
Jordan Frugé is a long-time pianist and singer/songwriter. He began filling in for Four Day Weekend in 2011 and now plays regularly at the Dallas location, where he also serves as the Musical Director. To learn more about Jordan and his original compositions, visit http://jordanfruge.com.
Emily spent four glorious years at Louisiana State University, where she majored in changing her major and tailgating. Her victory lap and ultimate degree is from the University of North Texas, which brought her back to Fort Worth. She enrolled in the Four Day Weekend Theater’s improv training center and was immediately hooked. This motivated her to move to Chicago to continue her improv comedy education, where she was accepted into and graduated from the world famous Second City Conservatory, as well as the iO Training Center. While nights were spent performing with various improv troupes, she built a career on the intersection of comedy and business. From her jobs at Groupon, The Onion, The Second City, and Slate Magazine, the common thread has been how humor and intelligent wit can be powerful tools in communication and business. Now working back at Four Day Weekend, where it all started, she can be found collaborating with Fortune 100 companies to create engaging content and train employees with improvisational techniques. Beyond delivering keynotes and acting, you’ll most likely find her instigating vicious pun wars.
Colten Winburn has been performing improv since 2011. He graduated from the programs at the Dallas Comedy House, where he would go on to teach and perform. Colten was added to the Four Day Weekend cast in 2018, where he performs on stage and as a musical accompanist.
Drew Walton started improv comedy in 2014 in North Carolina. In 2016, he moved to Dallas and began training and performing at the Dallas Comedy House. There, he improvises with local comedy troupes, one of which had the distinction of opening two comedy festivals in 2017.
Oliver Tull began his career performing stand-up comedy. He soon made a natural transition to improvisation and joined the cast of Four Day Weekend in August of 1999.
Oliver has numerous television credits to his name including Walker, Texas Ranger and Two’s a Crowd. His feature film work includes, Dr. T. and the Women and The Life of David Gale among others.
Oliver’s short film Today and Tomorrow was named a finalist in The Fort Worth Film Festival and his latest short This is Not a Chair was a finalist in the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
He is also the co-host of the critically acclaimed radio program Fan Boy Radio which can be heard Sunday night at 6 p.m. on 88.6 FM in the Metroplex.
Ray Sharp is a veteran pianist / songwriter in the DFW metroplex music scene. Ray began playing the piano at 12. By the age of 13 he had composed dozens of contemporary and classical piano solos. In high school he wrote and directed two wind symphony performances and began performing at restaurants throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. While in college Sharp supported himself by performing solo piano in churches (Mesquite Cumberland Presbyterian – where he currently is still the pianist), restaurants, hotels, and art museums.
In 2000 Ray was discovered by critically acclaimed Four Day Weekend while playing at a local restaurant and was asked to be a guest musician where, after 6 months, he became their musical director. He has also been commissioned to write the music for two comedy revues, national commercials, television theme songs, short film, and video games. In the spring of 2001 Sharp released his first full length solo piano album, Exaudio, followed up by an ambient/electronic album, Eros. Currently Sharp runs a music production company, Razor Sharp Trax, that works with young up and coming talented local artists writing and recording new material in styles ranging from trip hop to alternative rock to adult contemporary.
Ray currently resides in Arlington, TX. For more information visit Ray’s music website at: www.raysharp.com.
Josh Roberts is an award-winning actor who has been performing with Four Day Weekend since 2002. He studied improvisation at the Four Day Weekend School of Improvisation.
Josh has performed in numerous theater productions. Favorites include Les Miserables (Enjolras), Oklahoma! (Curly), Annie (Rooster), & Forever Plaid (Sparky). He has acted in many commercial and industrial spots. He co-hosted the Riverwind and Winstar Casinos’ game show, Play It Safe, as well as being the host for the Riverwind Hotel & Casino’s in-room video tour. He starred in the independent short films, A Certain Darkness and Home and also co-starred in Four Day Weekend’s television pilots, Get Lost and The Weekend Report. He also released his debut album, Paper Trail, and wrote a successful musical entitled Confusion.
Born in El Paso Tx, Anthony is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.
He began training with Four Day Weekend in 2004. After completing their improv classes he was asked to stay indefinitely with their student group “Just Another Day”. In 2007 he began understudying in the main stage show and is now honored to be an official member of the troupe.
In 2012 Anthony, along with the entire Four Day cast, filmed an original television series for CW33 entitled “Small Time”. The show spanned nearly forty episodes and received the prestigious title of “Best 5 minute talk show” according to us weekly (that’s not a typo of U.S. Weekly, we literally tell ourselves that weekly).
Anthony can also be heard in numerous Anime shows produced by Funimation Entertainment. Shows such as Samurai 7, One Piece, Shin Chan, and Speed Grapher have been featured on several networks including IFC and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
He currently performs every Friday and Saturday in the Four Day Weekend main stage show and is also an instructor at the Four Day Weekend Training Center. He also performs on several house teams both here and at the Dallas Comedy House.
Andrew Hamer is a Fort Worth native and TCU alum. He has been studying comedy since 2003, when he enrolled in classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center. After graduating from TCU in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio-TV-Film, Andrew headed for Chicago to study at the world-renowned Second City Conservatory, where he lived and performed for many years before moving to Los Angeles to study at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
In 2007, Andrew wrote and directed a short film entitled, “Kindred” for a short film competition sponsored by Fox Searchlight. In May 2008, Kindred was selected into the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Andrew is currently working on his next short film.
Andrew is also a multi-instrumentalist. He has written and recorded albums of comedy songs. You can see and hear his work for yourself at: www.andrewhamer.com